Illustration: Thumy Phan
Illustration: Thumy Phan
Ongoing

Guided Tour of Historic Former Wabash YMCA

Former Wabash YMCA 3763 S Wabash Ave

Every other Saturday, the Renaissance Collaborative is leading tours of the former Wabash YMCA, an historic center of Black social life. Built in 1911, in the heart of the Black Belt, it was the only Y in the city that admitted Black people for many years. In 1915, the Association for the Study of Negro Life was founded here and went on to create a precursor to Black History Month. The tour uses archived newspaper articles and archival photos to tell the story of the building and the people who congregated there.

Assata’s Daughters Spring Programming

Assata's Daughters' spring programming is for young Black folks of high school age in Chicago who want to build community with their peers, learn movement history and organizing strategy, and support their community, all while earning money. Priority is given to those who are ages thirteen to seventeen, girls/women, and gender-nonbinary folks. Sign up at bit.ly/37mwoK8.

Free

Rollerskating at Hamilton Park

Hamilton Park Cultural Center 513 W. 72nd St.

The Hamilton Park Cultural Center is hosting free skate sessions every Tuesday and Thursday. Bring your own gear. There may be someone there to teach, but be prepared to be on your own. Must be eighteen years or older. Registration fee is $10. Sign-up in person or online at chicagoparkdistrict.com

$10

Gómez-Peña’s Casa Museo

Jane Addams Hull House Museum 800 S. Halsted St.

Pioneering conceptual-performance Mexican artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña takes up residence in Jane Addams Hull House Museum. The exhibition layers one house museum on top of two others, located in San Francisco and Mexico City, highlighting the many affinities between the identities of Gómez-Peña. Following recent updates to UIC’s guidelines of COVID-19, guest reservations are limited to a maximum of ten visitors per hour, and all visitors must wear masks. Tuesdays thru Fridays.

Rollerskating at Hamilton Park

Hamilton Park Cultural Center 513 W. 72nd St.

The Hamilton Park Cultural Center is hosting free skate sessions every Tuesday and Thursday. Bring your own gear. There may be someone there to teach, but be prepared to be on your own. Must be eighteen years or older. Registration fee is $10. Sign-up in person or online at chicagoparkdistrict.com

$10

Latinoamérica en Chicago Exhibition

Dragonfly Gallery and Creative Spaces 2436 W. Madison St.

A showcase of seventeen Latinx artists expressing how they live their culture in Chicago. Artists include Rene H. Arceo, Carlos Barberena, Alma Dominguez, Jada Nave, Juan Hernández, and Reynaldo GuAracibo Rodriguez.

Free